World Health Organization officials intrigued by ‘e-vaccination certificate’

World Health Organization officials are monitoring the development of an “e-vaccination certificate” for beneficiaries of the impending COVID-19 vaccine.

“We are looking very closely into the use of technology in this COVID-19 response, one of them how we can work with member states toward an e-vaccination certificate,” Siddhartha Datta, program manager for vaccine-preventable diseases at the WHO’s Europe office, told reporters Thursday.

That statement reflects a growing interest in the ability to track the use of vaccines, particularly among people who follow a protocol that calls for multiple shots. A low-tech certificate already is being adopted in Wales, where healthcare
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